Review &Excerpt: Chasing Him, Kennedy Fox

John Bishop isn’t your typical single dad.

Reserved, impatient, and utterly clueless.

Running the family’s bed and breakfast has many perks. Working long hours, picking up after the guests, and hearing couples going at it all night long aren’t any of them. Hooking up with girls who come to the ranch for horseback riding lessons? Best perk of them all.

That is until a baby shows up at his doorstep with a note claiming it’s his. Growing up on a ranch was anything but easy, but raising a newborn is proving to be the hardest task he’ll ever tackle. Leaving the bachelor life behind, his only priority is to hire a nanny who can teach him a thing or two about parenting—except he doesn’t anticipate her being gorgeous and quirky with an unhealthy football obsession.

Mila Carmichael has many talents—making balloon animals, creating origami art, and remaining in the friend zone. Often seen as one of the guys, she’s struck out more times than a rookie baseball player.

Seeking a new adventure, she flies to Texas to visit family and is offered a position she can’t refuse. Helping out a new dad should come easy to her, considering her past experience, but what she doesn’t anticipate is him being an attractive Southern temptation.

But that’s only the beginning.

While growing close to his family and falling madly in love with the baby girl who’s stealing their hearts, things are bound to get complicated. Everyone knows not to mix business with pleasure. That means no late movie nights, no stolen glances, and definitely no kissing behind closed doors. Too bad the universe has other plans—one that’ll threaten taking away the main thing that binds them together.

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Rate: 5/ 5 baby whisper stars
These ladies never ever disappoint. And these Bishops just keep getting better and better. With each book, and each brother I fall deeper and deeper into their world and fall harder and harder for each brother and this whole magnificent family and group of characters. I loved them all fiercely. But I'm getting ready for my baby, Jackson Bishop. Brooke & Lyra give me all the angst. After the events in this book I ain't expecting an easy ride, so bring all the angst cuz this girl will live in it. I loved the fact that this being John's book, we also got a lot more of Jackson and a much better insight into who he is and what drives him to do the sh*t he does. I was chasing those little bread crumbs throughout the whole book.

Jackson Bishop is like that fun older brother I never had. Sure, I have an older brother, but he’s all business and no play. It feels good to be around someone who’s so carefree, and it doesn’t hurt that he’s the spitting image of John, who I haven’t stopped fantasizing about since I saw him in that towel with water dripping down his chest.

When it came to John and Mila oh lord those two, well three, were so sticking cute! I loved watching them get into their routine, and getting to know one another and Mila fitting right in with the rest of the Bishops. And I lovedddd the way they wanted each other since the first moment but fought it and lusted after one another from a far. Slow burn romances are torture, it's a fact but I kind of like the delayed gratification a lot in novels. It gives the characters a chance to build a solid friendship/basis for their future relationship, and these two, these two formed the best relationship there was. I loved watching them be there for each other, and being cute funny friends. And oh my god I swooned so hard watching Mila and Maisey, those two girls were destined to meet and Mila was honestly the freaking best and cutest with kids.

“Basically, stay away from my nanny. Got it?” Jackson bursts out into laughter. He’s doubled over, trying to catch his breath, but I’m as serious as a heart attack, ready to punch him in the chest and threaten his life if he breaks my rules. “Why? Are you fucking her?” he asks, laughing with amusement. “God knows you’re worse than I am.” “No. Hell no. Those rules are for everyone, and if you break them, I’ll break your fucking neck.” He leans over and whispers loud enough for just me to hear. “But you want to.” “Shut the hell up.”

And then of course there was our newbie daddy who fell for his sweet little girl as soon as he knew she was his. I loved watching John become a dad and working hard to be there with Masey, and doing everything he possibly could for her while still juggling his job. It was just amazing watching him with his baby girl. I swooned a lot, basically throughout the whole freaking book. And then besides John, there's was Jackson, watching Jackson loving on his niece was epic. God, I want his book so so bad. Not too long now but the wait will be a little painful because I've been waiting for this one since the beginning and now I want it more than ever. Things don't look good for him at all :(

Relationships haven’t really been my thing, and now with Maize in the picture, they’re the last thing I need. But it’s not like that with Mila. She’s already a part of the family, and when I watch Maize look at her and smile, it slowly builds a bridge from the dark place in my soul that’s full of regret to where Mila’s standing in the light. The woman has changed me for the better. She loves to give me hell and doesn’t take my shit, and each time I get a sprinkle of her sass, it makes me smile.

Chasing Him just might be my new favorite in the series. I just loved the way Mila and John came to be. I loved their relationship and I adored little Masey. This book was just beautiful. I love getting more and more of all the Bishops, and getting to know everyone a little bit more and how they all engage together. And we even got a little bit of our Courtney and her Drew (my babies).

“He’s my boss, and that’s it. Plus, I only met him the day I started.” “Yeah, but these Bishop boys have a way of making you feel like you’ve known them forever.” There’s definitely some truth to her words, but even so, crossing that line would only end in heartbreak, considering I’m planning to go back to Georgia at the end of the summer.

This family will forever have a piece of my heart. I won't ever be ready to say goodbye not even when that means I'll get my most anticipated book in the series. Bitter-sweetness it will be.

Kennedy Fox wrote another masterpiece in John's story. They brought on the sweetness, the want, the love, the angst and turned it into the perfect story telling that is this book. I think with each new book they bring out their writing gets better. I just love how these two come together to create the funniest, sweetest and most amazing stories. I hope they'll never stop giving me books this great, and written by them as the wonderful duo they are.

John’s POV

As soon as I walk into the living room, I see Mila in tight blue jeans and a low cut shirt that shows way too much cleavage.

“Nope.” Resting my hands on my hips, I look at her, trying not to stare at her chest. It doesn’t help that her nipples are hard as a damn rock either. Fuck. Eyes up.

“Nope, what?” she asks, furrowing her brows in confusion as she grabs Maize out of the swing.

“You can’t wear that shirt. Actually, we should probably set some ground rules since you’ll be staying here around the clock.”

Mila rolls her eyes and kneels down in front of the carseat. She’s dressed Maize in an outfit that says something about Grandma being her favorite, and I know Mama is going to love it. “Is that what you do ‘round here? Make rules for everyone?” She arches an eyebrow with a cocky smirk on her face.

Tilting my head, I narrow my eyes and study her. “What’s that supposed to mean?”

“Ask Jackson.” She carefully places Maize in the car seat and straps her in. I suck in a deep breath remembering the nanny rules I’d given Jackson, the ones she wasn’t supposed to hear.

“Jackson needs rules. He has zero boundaries. And it’s not like he listens to anyone anyway. Trust me. It’s an open invitation to flirting and ridiculous comments from him. So you can’t be wearing shirts like that around him.”

“...or I can’t be wearing shirts like this around you?” she quips, not paying any attention to how frustrated I’m becoming. “I think I can handle Jackson, so stop worrying yourself.”

“Whatever, Mila.”

She straightens up and looks me dead in the eyes. “You’re my boss and you can make any crazy rules you want when it comes to your baby, but you don’t get to tell me what I can and can’t wear, unless you’re instating a dress code for me and if that’s the case, I want a raise and a clothes allowance then.”

I scoff, crossing my arms over my chest that’s rising and falling rapidly. “How much for you to wear baggy overalls and turtlenecks every day?”

“You’ve got jokes, do you?” she mutters, not amused. “Why not just put a chastity belt on me too while you’re at it?”

I grunt, thinking that’s not a bad idea actually.

Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up to write under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make your lady bits tingle and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you!

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